Godan Techniques - Georgia Kenpo Jujutsu

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5th Degree Black Belt


Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, is the fifth black belt rank in Kenpo Karate and all Japanese martial arts. Godan is known as the first of the Master Ranks in most martial arts systems. The rank is always awarded as Godan by a Kenpo Karate Yudansha.

Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, consists of 30 Self Defense Techniques and 6 Variations.  At this point in the students training they have learned 605 Self Defense Techniques and Variations.

The Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, test will consist of all techniques Yellow thru 5th Black Belt and all Katas Orange thru 5th Black will be done.

The student should demonstrate to the judges that they are truly ready for this rank by their power and proficiency in the Techniques and Katas.

The time required to attain Godan is approximately 14 years of training after receiving Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt. Students have been studying and/or teaching for approximately 20 or 21 years to achieve the Godan Rank. This time frame is approximate and denotes continuous training.

Technique Names
1. Twisting Limb (AB)
Your front kick is caught
2. Twisting Palms (AB)
Double wrist grab arms crossed
3. Satan's Swords
Lapel grab
4. Flowing Palms
Kick punch from Tiger & Crane
5. Returning Dagger (AB)
Thrusting knife
6. Sweeping Tiger Claws
Two hand wrist grab
7. Thundering Wings and Hammers
Right punch
8. Slapping Rope (AB)
Straight knife thrust; Belt technique
9. Crash of the Eagle Part 3 (ABC)
Two hand choke from the rear
10. Thunder and Lightning
Right grab to right wrist/Left punch
11. Rolling Thunder
Opponent on ground on left side, throwing a right side kick
12. Driving Ram
Two hand choke from the front
13. Chinese Rakes
Right punch
14. Bending Tree
Right step punch
15. Covering Tiger Caws
Two man attack, right snap kick front; bear hug from behind arms pinned
16. Guiding the Tiger
Tackle techniques
17. Dropping Hammer
Right to left wrist grab/Left punch
18. Hammering Vise
Front choke
19. Circling Sword
Front choke
20. Rolling the Tiger
21. Returning Sword
Right step left/right punch
22. Fang of the Snake
Front choke
23. Turning Ram
Right step punch
24. Clawing Tiger
Left step right hook punch
25. Attacking Tiger
Right hook punch
26. Claw of the Tiger
Right punch
27. Charging Ram
Right step right overhand punch
28. Avenging Elbow
Right punch
29. Revenge of the Dragon
Overhead club
30. Twisting the Rod
Straight on wrist grab
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